This Friday, at 11:54 a.m., the sun’s most direct rays will pass directly over the Tropic of Cancer at 23 degrees north latitude and astronomical summer will officially begin.
Immediately after, the pessimists of the Northern Hemisphere may quickly point out that the days will then start getting shorter.
That’s a valid statement, but there’s no need for the rest of June, July and August to be full of woe. Yes, the days will be getting shorter, but it will take a long time for a change in daylight that’s noticeable to us.
Heather Waldman explains how the sun angle shifts with time in this week’s Heather’s Weather Whys.
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